Inspired by the Moroccan desert, brass, colourful textiles and exotic fruits, GABY J PHOTOGRAPHY and stylist CACTUS AND LACE WEDDINGS collaborated on this fun exotic wedding inspiration in the Nevada Desert.

The ladies from CACTUS AND LACE WEDDINGS tell us about their inspiration: "With subtle hints of arid lands far away, we brought in decor to match our vision. We created a tent of flowing fabrics - which billowed in the ever constant desert breezes - and set up a feast for the eyes. We included an amazing set up of cheeses, dates, and hand burnished wooden accents to complement the food styling by MEGGAN BLAKE. And of course, wonderful exotic flower arrangements designed by our marvellous floral arranging friend, Victoria of FLORA POP. Our very large and special guest, Saheed the camel, was provided by the excellent handlers and caretakers from ROOS N MORE, an educational zoo for children and adults, local to Southern Nevada. We were extremely excited he could attend as a model, and the fact that he could eat an entire 10 pound bag of carrots, well, a beast after our own hearts. We also loved his extremely soft brown eyes, and extremely long eyelashes, sigh.

Our decor palette included various textures and fabrics of whites on whites, as well as the use of metals in lanterns and other pieces in warm coppers and deeper bronzes. Our bride’s lovely jet black hair and dreamy makeup was styled and created by our very own Cora and Monet, of RUBY FINCH SALON. A henna pattern was replicated and hand drawn on our models feet. Our bride’s flowing, and carefully detailed wedding dress, “the Erin”, was provided by WEAR YOUR LOVE XO - the free spirited bride, with a fabulous head piece designed by PHENOMENA JEWELRY. Our groom wore perfectly stylish suits with great details sewn in, thoughtfully provided by TRUE GENTLEMAN SUPPLY.

Our desert inspired decor picked up soft earthy desert tones in the rugs we used to cover the earth. Our cake, which was so delicious, was also decorated with an intricate pattern of edible henna, exquisitely hand drawn by our very artistic baker PERIDOT SWEETS of Las Vegas. Natural woods on the table and other floral accents of seeded Eucalyptus and green berries rounded out the look. STEPHANIE B DESIGN added depth to our palette with her hand lettered paper goods and invitations. Many thanks to all of our vendors, including a beyond amazing luncheon of salads and savories, curated and served by SWEET SAUCE COFFEE, and eaten on an elegant table scape of china and gold."